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GOOD NEWS! The porn industry lost their court appeal regarding condom use, and the L.A. County law will be upheld. 🙂

    Making adult-film performers wear condoms during porn production does not violate freedom of expression but instead protects public health and workers on set, a federal appeals court concluded Monday morning.

    The 30-page ruling largely discounted what had long been an argument by the adult-film industry: That Measure B, a voter-approved law that requires condoms be used on all porn shoots in Los Angeles County, compromises an actor’s artistic expression and ruins the fantasy aspect of pornography.

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Yay team! 🙂 Read more details in the article below:

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141215/porn-condom-law-doesnt-violate-freedom-of-artistic-expression-judges-say

Here is more info and background on this issue:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/12/16/3604306/condoms-porn-ninth-circuit/

Another important development along these lines is the latest report from the California Department of Public Health:

Occupational HIV Transmission in the Adult Entertainment Film Industry

    What should be done in light of this investigation?

    • Correct and consistent use of condoms is known to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Adult entertainment film actors should use condoms, and film producers should require on-set condom use by actors. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has determined that employers are required to furnish and ensure the use of condoms in the production of adult films at no cost to the actors.

Yay!

READ THE REST TO LEARN MORE:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb/Documents/OccHIVinAFI.pdf

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The porn industry still won’t protect the health and safety of performers, so ex performers and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have protested recently in Los Angeles and Oakland and held a press conference in L.A.

Their goals are to get Cal/OSHA to clarify their standards regarding condom use in porn, and to get condoms in porn legislation for California added to the 2016 Presidential election ballot. Protesters include our good friend Cameron:

    “…The bureaucratic process means that more performers will be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases on film sites, said Cameron Adams, who went by the name Cameron Bay when she was a performer. Adams said she contracted HIV last year while shooting at San Francisco-based Kink Studios.

    “I’m fighting for the rights and health of performers out there so they don’t end up like me, and this is the only way we’re going to get to them,” said Adams. She met with Cal/OSHA officials during the protest to hand them a letter asking they release their standards immediately.”

Read these articles below to learn more:

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141105/protesters-demand-stricter-condom-standards-during-porn-shoots

Condoms in Porn Will Go to 2016 California Ballot; 71% of Voters in Support

http://www.aidshealth.org/#/condoms-in-porn-will-go-to-2016-california-ballot-71-of-voters-in-support/

To see even more articles, and to get ongoing updates about this important issue, follow AHF’s @Fair4CA account at Twitter, which advocates for condoms in porn.

https://twitter.com/fair4ca

Ex porn performer Cameron Adams:

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AHF press conference:

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YAY! The bill to mandate condoms in porn and more STD testing has moved forward one more step in the California Senate.

[Herald Online] — California Assembly Bill 1576, a landmark bill that clarifies and strengthens state worker safety laws requiring condoms in all adult films made statewide in California, cleared the state Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee earlier today in a 3 to 1 to 1 vote and will now move on to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) from California’s 64th Assembly District, authored the bill, which he introduced in mid-February.

Senate Labor Committee members Ben Hueso (D, San Diego, 40th District, Chair), Holly Mitchell (D, Los Angeles, 26th District) and Alex Padilla (D, Pacoima, 20th District) voted in support of the bill with Mark Leno (D, San Francisco, 11th District) voting against the bill, and Mark Wyland (R, Carlsbad, 38th District, Vice Chair) abstaining.

“Today, the Members of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee overwhelmingly saw beyond the adult film industry’s flaccid misinformation campaign and took decisive action to protect these actors in the workplace,” said Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III in a statement. “I want to thank the many actors that testified in support of AB 1576, especially Ms. Sofia Delgado, who courageously came forward today to announce that she was the third of five adult film actors to have contracted HIV in 2013. She, along with former actors Cameron Bay, Rod Daily and others have shown an incredible amount of character to be able to share their very personal challenges in hopes of saving the lives of others.”

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Check out the rest of the story below… Unsurprisingly, the porn industry is outraged that anyone dare to try and get them respect basic health and safety standards.

http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/06/25/6091982/ahf-with-three-votes-californias.html?sp=/100/773/385/

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On Wednesday a landmark vote in the California senate could specifically require condoms for all porn shot in California.

The porn industry is already legally required per CAL OSHA general health and safety standards to provide protection from blood borne pathogens and potential sexually transmitted diseases, but this bill, AB 1576, would specifically address the porn industry.

Despite a recent UCLA study showing how much higher the STD rates are in the porn industry than the general population (see: http://www.aidshealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Adult-film-poster-STD-Prevention-2014.pdf), the porn industry is fighting this bill in a really big way, including with expensive lobbyists they’ve hired. They don’t want anything cutting into their profits gained by exploiting their workers. (Many of whom are young and uninformed, and often survivors of sexual abuse.)

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ABOUT THE UPCOMING VOTE:

http://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/aids/News/161031/%E2%80%99condoms_in_porn%E2%80%99_vote_looms_in_ca_state_senate

To elaborate, technically barrier protection from blood-borne pathogens and STDs is already required countrywide in all workplaces by OSHA standards. However, because the porn industry likes to avoid any such regulation, they have not been complying with these standards.

So Measure B, to specifically require condom use in porn, was passed in Los Angeles *city* first of all, then Los Angeles *county.* So it is now specifically required that condoms be used in porn films in those areas. This has resulted in more filming taking place outside of those areas, such as Ventura County and San Francisco, etc. But many, if not most, just continue to shoot in Los Angeles County, but don’t get the film permits they are supposed to, and still don’t use condoms.

Regarding the entire state of California, CAL OSHA standards still currently apply, but aren’t yet being fully carried out or enforced, which is the motivation behind getting the bill similar to Measure B, called AB 1576, passed for all of California. This is the bill that is going up for a vote this Wednesday in the California Senate.

The porn industry has continually threatened to move out of state if condoms are specifically required state-wide, and if this law is regularly enforced. However, many see this as an empty threat, because technically pornography is only legal to film and California and New Hampshire, and the likelihood of them setting up in New Hampshire is very slim.

Currently some filming does illegally take place in Nevada and Florida, and some other states, but the Aids Healthcare Foundation has made it clear that should the industry decide to actually start filming in great quantity in Nevada, Florida or elsewhere, that they will get similar legislation as Measure B and AB 1576 passed in those other states.

Since this is a bit of a complicated issue, here are two other articles which give a few more details which might be helpful:

http://www.xbiz.com/news/news_piece_print.php?id=180152

http://www.aidshealth.org/archives/18153

We will update you Wednesday or Thursday as to what happened. Hopefully we’ll have good news that the porn industry will be held to the same standards as every other industry, and will have to protect their workers!

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PHOTO is Representative Isadore Hall, who is behind the bill, along with The AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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YAY! The bill to expressly require condoms in porn in ALL OF CALIFORNIA passed the CA appropriations committee! ~~ 🙂

This means the members of the committee value the health and safety of the performers as HUMAN BEINGS, over the PROFITS of the porn industry. (The porn industry’s main objection to AB 1576 is how it will affect their profits.)

It took THREE tries over the past few years, but thanks to the hard work and persistence of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Isadore Hall Isadore Hall, the goal of passing this step was finally accomplished. Now only two more steps to go before the bill is law: 1) the assembly floor, and 2) the Senate. Read the details below…

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140521006632/en/AHF-California%E2%80%99s-Condoms-Porn-Bill-AB-1576

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JUSTICE! 🙂 Torture porn company Kink(dot)com can’t get away with abusing performers with unsafe sex anymore!

[SF Weekly] – On Thursday, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a whopping $78,710 fine to local porn company Kink.com for workplace safety hazards. The majority of the fines were for allowing performers to work without using condoms, while a $3,710 portion of the total fine was for additional violations, including improperly placed power cords, an absence of first aid supplies, and missing health safety training materials.

The fine is one of several that OSHA has issued to local porn companies recently, and follows in the wake of several HIV scares in the industry.

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And there are more fines to come! Read full details in the link below, and at the other links below that. 🙂

And please don’t forget to like, comment, and share! Thanks! 🙂

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2014/02/kink_condom_use_fines.php

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MORE INFO AND HELPFUL RELATED LINKS:

These sorts of consequences by OSHA will continue…

http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/18245-judge-upholds-cal-osha-enforcement-of-worker-protection-laws-for-adult-film-performers.html

New legislation is being introduced to ensure condom use in porn in all of California:

http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=174235

Another important related landmark victory, with an appeal lost by a porn company, and performers determined to be employees.

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/01/23/3239436/ahf-calosha-issues-landmark-ruling.html

One porn company is choosing to use condoms, but edit them out in post production:

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/porn-condoms-digital-disappear

To learn more about the issue of condoms in porn, and what is being done to ensure safe sex in porn, visit:

http://www.fair4ca.org

To stay updated on the latest news on porn health and safety, follow @Fair4Ca at Twitter!

https://twitter.com/Fair4CA

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Check out the details below!

[L.A. Weekly] Condoms are mandatory for porn production in California, an administrative law judge has ruled.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been fighting for laws that explicitly require prophylactic use in adult film, last night called the ruling by a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) judge a “landmark decision” that affirms “barrier protection” applies specifically to the porn business.

AHF spokesman Ged Kenslea told us that one of the most important aspects of the ruling is its affirmation that performers are indeed employees due protection under under workplace safety rules. The group has long argued that federal law prohibiting exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as sperm at the workplace applies to California’s adult performers.

The industry has said that porn stars are very part-time workers who paid per “scene” as independent contractors.

The ruling by Judge Mary Droyovage wrote that, without condoms, there is “substantial probability that employees would suffer serious exposure resulting in serious physical harm or death if violation occurred.”

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/01/24/porn-gets-landmark-decision-on-condoms

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